- Actor and recording artist, Michael V., recently warned his fans and Instagram followers about a scam he discovered involving some online sellers
- He said such scam may not be new and might have been going on for a long time but there may be some people who are not aware, which is why he decided to issue a warning through a video
- The comedian then showed an item he said was delivered COD to his home in his absence
- He said he discovered its price was five times more than its actual price and unfortunately, his house help received and paid for it
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Actor-comedian and recording artist, Michael V., posted on his IG and issued a warning to his followers about a scam he discovered that involved some online sellers.
He said the scam may not be new and could be going on for some time, though he admitted he had known about it recently.
“Hi guys! I just wanna let you know na may na-discover akong scam ng mga online seller,” Michael began in his video post.
Michael then showed a black metal thing that he described as a light stand, which he said costs only P500 or even less.
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“Yung nakalagay sa resibo is selfie stick. Nung idineliver to, siningil mga kasambahay ko ng COD P2,500,” the actor said.
He then revealed that he seldom buys COD online and would always use his credit card to pay for the items.
“Kapag nagsi-COD ako, madalas, ibinibilin ko sa mga kasambahay na ‘may padating dyan na delivery na ano yan COD,’ so nag-iiwan na ako ng pera na pambayad,” Michael said.
The actor presumed some online sellers may have seen records of customers’ names and addresses, then use that to perpetuate the scam.
He said there are some recipients who are unaware of the scam and so would shell out money for the item delivered, not knowing they paid for way too much for a simple and cheap item like the one his house help received.
Michael said, however, that he is not generalizing online sellers but there are really a few unscrupulous ones who engage in such scams.
The actor then gave advice to online shoppers to be extra careful when receiving items.
Michael V., also known as Bitoy, is a popular Pinoy, recording artist, impersonator, and one of the most acclaimed male actors and comedians in the Philippines. In 2013, he won Best Comedy Actor at the prestigious PMPC Star Awards for Television. He can be regularly seen in GMA-7 shows, such as “Pepito Manaloto” and “Bubble Gang.”
The actor shared online the poem he has written about the 2022 Election in the Philippines. His poem contains his message to the Filipinos who will exercise their right to vote next year. He is hoping that voters would choose leaders who truly care about the people’s welfare and will not abuse their power. The Kapuso star added that voters should not let politicians buy their votes and that they should use their intellect and heart when voting.
Recently, he also remembered his late friend, Francis “Kiko” Magalona, on the latter’s death anniversary. Bitoy took to Instagram to share a photo from the rapper’s last “Eat Bulaga” performance. In the caption, the comedian recollected how he and their EB family mourn over Kiko’s passing. The “Pepito Manaloto” star likewise admitted to still missing Kiko after all these years.